I forgot to post this meal before I left for my long weekend trip. I will be back on Wednesday with new posts.
Chana dal is a stew of dried split chickpeas, tomatoes, stock, and flavorings. I made this for the first and only time back in June and it is so tasty and easy that I wonder why it has taken so long to have it again.
First soak the chickpeas for half an hour. I soaked mine for about an hour with no deleterious result. Then sauté the cumin seeds followed by chopped onion, ginger, and garlic. Add the spices, coriander, red chili, turmeric, and salt and then 3/4 cup tomatoes ( I used drained canned, diced tomatoes). Next comes stock and water. Close the Instant Pot and cook at high pressure for 15 minutes. Let the pot reduce naturally.
Serve over rice with a salad and your dinner is complete. The exact recipe can be found here.